‘Is it a vibrator?’ asked my friend over Whatsapp the day before she was due to visit me. I’d told her I had a NutriBullet.
‘No…it’s a smoothie maker!’ [Read more…] about Review: Lean Greens Superfood Powder
‘It looks like you’re missing half your vision,’ says the optician. She’s looking at me like I’m crazy. Like, how could you not know this?
I struggle for an appropriate response to this simply unbelievable piece of news.
‘Do you drive?’ she asks, suddenly horrified. ‘Haven’t you noticed anything? Bumping into things?’
She’s talking as though I’m a person missing an entire limb and haven’t noticed. I suppose to someone with a full visual field, the idea that you could lose half of it and not notice seems incomprehensible. [Read more…] about You Don’t Know What You Can’t See – Optic Disc Drusen
It’s a city of bridges and canals and gondolas and pigeons and palaces and masks. And Venice in the morning is beautiful, when the streets shine with water and dawn. The worn stone steps, the parquet floors, the iconic architecture. It’s all so utterly Venice.
But these winding labyrinthine streets and the buildings that tower over them are nothing without the people that fill them. The houses were built by humans, the boats are steered by them, the pigeons are fed by them. The wooden pillars the city stands on were driven into the seabed by people and it’s people who are the heart of this great island. [Read more…] about People of Venice; a human city
Last weekend I was staying at a friend’s at Land’s End, a peninsular that stares down the Atlantic and gets the full force of the Atlantic winter storms. I woke up in the night as the 40 knot winds kicked and punched at the windows, cracking the curtain to see the waves trash the beach and rumble in the dark. [Read more…] about A Storm in England; how weather gives us back our nature
Up until a few years ago I didn’t know what base layers were. I layered up in winter with vest tops and t-shirts and wondered why the layers weren’t keeping me warm. When I did finally discover that base layers existed, I became duly obsessed. I’ve been a bit of a merino convert recently, so when I was sent a free SubZero base layer to test out that wasn’t merino, I was intrigued. [Read more…] about Review | SubZero Factor 1+ Base Layer